Wassell Named Academic All-America
Nov. 29, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Las Vegas native Kylie Wassell became the first-ever women's soccer player at UNLV to earn academic all-america honors, as she was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Women's Soccer Team, selected and announced on Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Wassell was selected as one of 11 members of the Academic All-America third team. Three teams were named with 11 student-athletes on each team. Wassell was placed on the national ballot after being named first team academic all-district in November, and she is the 28th UNLV athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in the school's history.
A junior goalkeeper, Wassell has started every game in goal over the past three years. She was the only goalie to earn All-Mountain West honors this season as she was named to the second team after helping the Rebels to a 12-4-4 record, the best record (percentage-wise) in school history. Wassell tied the school's single-season record with 10 shutouts, and also posted 68 saves and a 0.91 GAA this season.
Wassell, who is a two-time Academic All-MW honoree and has also been named CoSIDA academic all-district twice as well, has had a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA every semester at UNLV. She is majoring in secondary education.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at her current institution.